HM THE KING TAKES NOTE OF CNDH'S REPORT ON MIGRATION IN MOROCCO
The Royal Office issued a press release regarding CNDH’s thematic report on the situation of migrants and refugees in Morocco, entitled "Foreigners and Human Rights in Morocco: for a Radically New Asylum and Migration Policy." The following dispatch was released by the Moroccan official press agency (MAP), this morning, September 9, 2013:
Rabat, Sept.09, 2013 (MAP)- The thematic report on the situation of migrants and refugees in Morocco was submitted to HM King Mohammed VI by the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), in accordance with article 24 of the Dahir (Royal decree) creating the council and with its prerogatives as outlined by articles 13 to 17, says a release of the Royal office.
The report recalls that "Morocco has always been a country of emigration and a land of immigration and highlights Morocco's long tradition as an immigration and host country as a result of its longstanding ties with Sub-Saharan countries". It also explains the national and international legal framework regulating foreigners in Morocco, particularly the constitution that guarantees the principle of non-discrimination, the right of asylum and equality of rights between nationals and foreigners and makes recommendations, after an analysis of ongoing mutations related to migrants and refugees,’ the release goes on.
"The Sovereign took note of the CNDH relevant recommendations and reiterated conviction that the migration problematic, object of legitimate concerns and sometimes of controversies, should be addressed in a comprehensive and humanist manner, in keeping with the international law and within the framework of renovated multilateral cooperation", the Royal office concludes. (MAP)